The Arizona Coyotes, fresh off their first win in ten games on Tuesday, have recalled Michael Carcone from the AHL. The minor league veteran was sent down earlier this month when Dylan Guenther returned and now will join them ahead of tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals. Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports reports that a player is dealing with a minor injury, leading to the recall.
Carcone, 26, continues to dominate AHL competition, with 20 goals and 51 points in just 32 games. That’s good enough for the league lead, despite playing fewer games than most of his competition. Carcone has suited up six times for the Coyotes this year, scoring two goals in the process. The undrafted, undersized forward has always been an offensive threat, just can’t seem to keep hold of an NHL opportunity for long. In his career, he has eight points in 27 games.
The bigger news of the day for Arizona was the presence of Matias Maccelli at practice this morning. He is now listed as day-to-day and might play next week, according to Morgan. Maccelli hasn’t played since December, and will likely bump Carcone back to the minor leagues once he’s healthy enough to return. The 22-year-old has just three goals on the year but has recorded 22 points in 30 games.